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Hands on Health Self Management Programme Evaluation

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In September 2014, I visited the Moira Anderson Foundation to learn about their Hands on Health Self Management Programme. Hands on Health aims to enable people to manage their long term health conditions, cope with everyday life and make positive life choices. Read about the evaluation of this programme after two cohorts.

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“Self management – my journey so far” Chris Myles

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I started my own self management journey back in October 2005 with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. At that point I had no idea where this life changing opportunity would take me but I felt a strong desire to give something back, a trait which is still strong to this day.

Read about Chris Myles’ self management journey.

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Self management: Carers Matter

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Making sure there is support for carers to self manage is important but often under prioritised. Carers have told us they need to understand about self management for the person they care for as well as for themselves. Too often support is offered when a carer feels in crisis. This blog has been written by Maureen about her experience of self management as a carer.

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Scale values not organisations: how to spread self management in Scotland

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To change a system we need to seed a movement not an organisation and scale the values we want to spread. Transforming the health and social care system is core to our vision at the ALLIANCE and our work in self management is at the heart of this. Our latest publication is an attempt to describe the journey so far and where we still need to travel.

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Dyslexia is a difference that reflects diversity: the social model of dyslexia

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Interview with Steve McCue about his Unique Dyslexia Get Creative project. The aim of this project is to to build a community of dyslexics recognizing the social view of dyslexia and the positives rather than the medical view focusing on the negatives. Steve wants to reinforce the idea of dsylexics identifying as part of a community.

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Man, Dog, Stroke: Eric Sinclair’s “Literary Self Management”

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Self Management Network Scotland member, Eric Sinclair, who also volunteers with the Stroke Association in Scotland, has written a book to share his experiences following a stroke with fellow survivors and with professionals. Read about Eric and his whippet Hamish and their self management journey.

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You told us a story: Self Management and Storytelling Event Summary

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Thank you to all the attendees and speakers who came along to “I’ll Tell You a Story: Self Management and Storytelling Networking Event” on the 30th March 2015. You can read the feedback and evaluation from the day and find out about some of the learning which was shared. Remember to get in touch if you have ideas for future events.

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WRAP: a self management tool for carers

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Carers frequently report feeling isolated & unsupported, which puts a strain on their wellbeing & ability to cope. Lorraine Keith from Edinburgh Carers Support Project describes in this article a project in which they delivered WRAP to carers of people with mental health problems & shares the project evaluation.

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Thoughts are Not Facts: My Planning Mind and My Mindfulness Journey

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Today I’m updating you on weeks four to six of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. The themes of each week were ‘staying present,’ ‘allowing/ letting be’ and ‘thoughts are not facts.’ All three messages emphasize acceptance of what you can’t control and focussing on what is happening in the present moment.

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Community Eye Health Volunteer with RNIB Scotland

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Do you live in Glasgow and are interested in health and wellbeing issues? Would you like to offer valuable one to one practical support to people of Black African origin with sight loss? We need you to support people to develop confidence and independence while managing a long term eye condition. Read more to find out how you can help.

Community Eye Health Volunteer with RNIB Scotland: Read more >

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